- Oct 30, 2014
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Well a lot of the distressed images are distressed rough-out, which is obviously felt-like, but you can also have the smooth side out, and then it is more like normal leather whose surface has been sanded down a bit. It has some of the same advantages of a rough out: it doesn't crease heavily and requires very little upkeep, but in appearance it isn't as 'casual' as rough out and can pass for normal leather. It can even develop a nice sheen with good brushing/product.I have been looking at photos and I am a bit confused. I was under the impression that distressed smooth was like rough out much shorter. So if you ran your finger over it, it would be like felt. Am I right, or is it smooth like oiltan or dress?
Colour wise their light brown is lovely
@PACostag has a nice pair that shows the smooth finish (and it's variability) a few pages back:
Got my 3rd pair of 38 Swing SD's in yesterday. Been wearing them for about 6-7 hours on their first day. At first, I thought there was some sort of a mix up at White's because the toe box seemed much narrower than my other two pairs. So far no issue though. Just as comfortable as my other two. I...
in case anyone wants to see the effects of Bick 4 on Distressed Smooth - basically turns it into Red Wing Copper. Nice look that should further lighten up over the coming week with use